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Flinders University

CRICOS Code 01682E

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For over 50 years, Flinders has been a centre of inspiring achievement: from our pioneering research and excellence in teaching to the positive impact we have in the communities we serve.

Inspiration leads to innovation. But innovation is more than just a buzzword at Flinders.

It extends from our founding Vice-Chancellor Peter Karmel’s entreaty to ‘experiment and experiment bravely’ through to the creative, trailblazing work of our staff, students and alumni.

As we enter an era of disruptive change and remarkable technological innovation, Flinders is well prepared for this unpredictable, exciting future.

Our strong network of external links keeps our work dynamic, enabling us to connect across barriers to create enterprising solutions for the future, to make a difference by changing lives and, ultimately, the world.

Fast facts
Our excellence is demonstrated by our facts and figures.

Since being established in 1966, Flinders has achieved much of which we can be very proud—in innovative research, in high quality teaching and in community engagement.

Our facts and figures demonstrate our quality as an institution and tell the story of our inspiring achievements.

•Established in 1966 on the lands of the Kaurna nation.
•Our namesake is British navigator and cartographer Matthew Flinders.
Main campus located at Bedford Park, with additional Adelaide locations at Victoria Square and Tonsley.
•Regional locations span the Barossa, Port Lincoln, Mt Gambier, Renmark, and Victor Harbor.
•Interstate locations include Hamilton and Warrnambool (Victoria), and Alice Springs, Casuarina, Darwin, Katherine and Nhulunbuy (Northern Territory).
•Courses delivered in Hong Kong, Singapore, China, and Malaysia.
•Member of the International Network of Universities and Innovative Research Universities Australia.

50 years of inspiring achievement and counting.

Flinders University has developed a remarkable record of achievement across an impressive range of endeavour.

Through the diverse efforts of an eclectic cohort of teachers, researchers and graduates, Flinders has exerted a profound and distinctive influence on society and in its various communities.

Just as our namesake Matthew Flinders famously remarked he was not content to rest unnoticed in the middle order, Flinders as an institution has never been content with the status quo; we have always looked for ways to make the world a better place by making a positive difference.

We look forward to your involvement and support as we continue in our pursuit of this ideal.

Our organisational structure supports inspiring achievement.

Flinders University’s organisational structure holds up the four pillars of our strategic plan: People and Culture, Research, Education, and Engagement and Impact.

People and Culture come first at Flinders, and our structure is designed to foster an environment that will nurture achievement and sustain our success. This success depends on the quality of both our Research and the Education we offer, and is made possible by the Engagement and Impact accomplished by collaborating with the communities we serve.

Through collaboration between its various areas, Flinders University’s organisational structure lays a solid foundation to inspire achievement.

Our mission is to change lives and change the world.

Flinders University’s leadership strives to ensure that we work toward realising our vision and achieve our mission.

Our vision is to become internationally recognised as a world leader in research, an innovator in contemporary education, and the source of Australia’s most enterprising graduates. Our mission: to change lives and change the world.

Flinders is governed by Council.

Council is the principal policy and decision-making body at Flinders, and responds to the University’s needs and interests, as well as those of the wider community. To best carry out this role, the majority of Council members are external to Flinders, while the University is amply represented by executive, academic, professional and student members.

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